Imperx Simplifies Configuration of FrameLink Express Video Capture

BOCA RATON, FL - May 18, 2009 - Imperx, Inc., a leading provider of state-of-the-art digital cameras and frame grabbers, has created a comprehensive library of CAM configuration files for its FrameLink Express video capture card for ExpressCard/54 laptop computers. The card is capable of acquiring images from two independent video cameras and sending them to an ExpressCard/54-compliant notebook computer with more than 235 Mbytes/sec throughput. The library makes setup and control of the cameras quick and error-free.

Automating Frame Grabber Configuration

The FrameLink Express card works with cameras that conform to the CameraLink interface base configuration standard. The card offers a unique "auto-learn" feature that continually monitors the camera's signals to determine the camera's resolution. By measuring both the number of clock transitions per line and the lines per frame, FrameLink Express can determine the image resolution that the camera is delivering.

The card has no way of knowing, however, how many taps are active in a high-resolution camera or the camera bit depth. These and other camera-specific details were needed in order for the user to manually create a CAM file that stores the configuration for system initialization. This file creation task has now been removed.

The new CAM file library contains all the configuration information that the user needs in order to accurately match the frame grabber's operation to the attached camera's speed, resolution, and format. "The CAM files take the guesswork out of configuring the FrameLink Express," said Imperx president Petko Dinev. "This greatly simplifies camera integration, making it virtually plug-and-play." Library entries include configuration files for cameras from most leading vendors, including Adimec, Basler, Dalsa, JAI/Pulnix, Redlake, and Sony.

Price and Availability

The FrameLink Express CAM file library is now freely available from the Imperx website - - to all registered users. Additional information can be obtained by contacting

About Imperx, Inc.

Imperx, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures advanced imaging products used in the machine vision, medical, defense, surveillance and astronomy markets, and wherever there is a need to capture high-resolution digital color or black/white images for both still and full-rate motion processing. Headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, with distributors nationwide, Imperx has manufacturing facilities that are certified for ISO 9002 compliance. For more information, visit the Imperx, Inc. website at

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